Peru, IL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

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Updated: 2022-04-08
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Peru, Illinois Info Snack

Population
9,777
Unemployment
5.9%
Poverty
11.3%
Median Home
$130,700
Median Income
$52,635
Median Rent
$760

Peru SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Peru, IL Cost Of Living

88
Peru's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Peru Illinois National Average
Overall 88 98 100
Services 93 95 100
Groceries 96 97 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 66 96 100
Transportation 105 105 100
Utilities 100 94 100

Peru, IL Photos

West Street In Peruc Illinois
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Peru in Illinois

Map Of Peru, IL

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3

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4

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5

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Population over time in Peru

Year Population % Change
2020 9,777 -0.9%
2019 9,864 -0.8%
2018 9,947 0.3%
2017 9,913 -1.1%
2016 10,019 -1.5%
2015 10,172 -0.2%
2014 10,188 -0.0%
2013 10,189 -0.8%
2012 10,268 0.3%
2011 10,239 -

Race / Ethnicity in Peru

White
87.8% (8,581)
African American
0.6% (57)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.1% (103)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.7% (171)
Hispanic
8.8% (865)
Race Peru IL USA
White 87.8% 60.8% 60.1%
African American 0.6% 13.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 1.1% 5.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.7% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 8.8% 17.2% 18.2%

Gender in Peru

Female
54.2% (5,303)
Male
45.8% (4,474)
Gender Peru IL USA
Female 54.2% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Peru for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (195)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (391)
High School / GED
33.0% (3,226)
Some College
25.0% (2,444)
Associate's Degree
14.0% (1,368)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (1,466)
Master's Degree
5.0% (488)
Professional Degree
1.0% (97)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (97)
Education Peru IL USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 14.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Peru, Illinois

Less than $10,000
5.1% (49,953)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.8% (36,865)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.7% (114,086)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (102,743)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.1% (167,094)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (172,548)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (105,797)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.9% (145,498)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (46,899)
$200,000 or more
3.7% (36,211)
Income Peru IL USA
Less than $10,000 5.1% 6.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.8% 3.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.7% 8.1% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 8.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.1% 11.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 16.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.9% 16.6% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 7.8% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.7% 8.8% 8.3%

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